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Signs for ROME, ITALY
Meaning: A city in Italy. The sign is also for Roman (as in ancient Rome or its empire, language, or people).
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "R" handshape with the tips of the fingers on the top of the nose/forehead area and then on the tip of the nose.
This sign, borrowed from Italian Sign Language, is sometimes used by Deaf globetrotters. Be aware: do not confuse this sign with NAME.
Related signs: NAPLES, VENICE, FLORENCE.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Did you know that... Rome hosted the 2001 Deaflympics in Rome from 22 July 2001 to 1 August 2001.
"With the International Olympic Committee's approval for the word change of "World Games for the Deaf" to "Deaflympics" in May 2001, Rome was the first to host the Summer Games using this new identity." -- deaflympics.com
Did you know that Deaf Italian Roberto Wirth (1950-) is the owner and director of the five-star Hotel Hassler located at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.